Umbrella From Boss Wednesday

I highly value what's given to me - from key chains to souvenir shirts, from tokens to birthdays cards...and yes, even umbrellas! Here's the umbrella I got from Boss Wednesday some days back. Well, the "gift" is timing because Baguio City has been experiencing heavy rain for the past few days.

G is for Green or Gift or Greendot! The word "umbrella" comes from the Latin root word "umbra", meaning shade or shadow. Starting in the 16th century the umbrella became popular to the western world, especially in the rainy weather of northern Europe.

S is for Silver! At first, umbrella was considered only an accessory suitable for women. Then the Persian traveler and writer, Jonas Hanway (1712-86), carried and used an umbrella publicly in England for thirty years, he popularized umbrella use among men. English gentleman often referred to their umbrellas as a "Hanway".

The basic umbrella was invented over four thousand years ago. These ancient umbrellas or parasols, were first designed to provide shade from the sun. The Chinese were the first to waterproof their umbrellas for use as rain protection. They waxed and lacquered their paper parasols in order to use them for rain.

Thanks Boss for the "Hanway". "Preciate it". May your kindness be reciprocated with love and blessings from GOD and the people around you!

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